Mario Merz


Selected Solo Exhibition Catalogues/ Monographs


Mario Merz. Athens: Bernier/Eliades Gallery; Greece: Agra Publications, 2016.

Constantino D’Orazio and Federica Pirani. Marisa e Mario Merz: Sto Con Quella Curva Di Quella Montagna Che Vedo Riflessa In Questo Lago Di Vetro Al Tavolo Di Mario. Imola: Manfredi Edizioni, 2016.


Gladstone Gallery, New York.


Schwarz, Dieter, ed., Mario Merz: Disegni, Merz, Turin.


Beccaria, Marcella, and Christov-Bakargiev, Carolyn, Mario Merz, Mario Merz: The Monograph, Fondazione Merz, Turin.


Guglielmino, Giorgio, Fragasso, Lucas, and Petruschansky, Hugo, Mario Merz, Hopefulmonster, Turin.

Merz, Mario, Mario Merz, Hopefulmonster, Turin. 


Merz, Mario, Mario Merz: il gatto che attraversa il giardino e il mio dottore, Hopefulmonster/Carre d’Art Musee d’art contemporain, Turin/Nimes.


Todoli, Vincente, Mario Merz, Hopefulmonster/Fundaçao Serralves, Turin/Porto.


Cora, Bruno, Mario Merz: L’Horizon De Lumiere Traverse Notre Verticale Du Jour, Hopefulmonster, Turin.


Merz, Mario, Mario Merz (Exhibition catalogue from Galleria civica d’art contemporanea, Trento), Hopefulmonster, Turin.


Merz, Mario, Mario Merz, Fundacio Antoni Tapies, Barcelona.


Merz, Mario, Mario Merz (Exhibition Catalogue from Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato), Hopefulmonster, Turin.


Celant, Germano, Mario Merz, Rizzoli/Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

Merz, Mario, Mario Merz at MOCA, Fabbri editori/Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, Milan/Los Angeles.

Merz, Mario, Mario Merz: I Want to Write a Book Right Now, Hopefulmonster, Turin. 


Merz, Mario, Mario Merz, Institute of Contemporary Art Nagoya, Nagoya.
Merz, Mario, Parkett No. 15 Mario Merz, March 2,1988.


Merz, Mario, Mario Merz, Kunsthaus Zurich, Zurich.

Merz, Mario, Mario Merz, Pascale Petit/Pietro Sparta, Chagny.


Merz, Mario, Mario Merz: Pittore in Africa, Sperone Westwater, New York. 


Merz, Mario, Mario Merz (Exhibition Catalogue from the Palazzo Congressi ed Eposizioni), Mazzotta, Milan.

Mario Merz. Stockholm: Moderna Museet, 1983.


Merz, Mario, Mario Merz: Disegni, Westfalischer Kunstverein, Munster.

Selected Group Exhibition Catalogues/General Publications


Lehmann, Claire and Ann Temkin. Ileana Sonnabend: Ambassador for the New. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 2014.

Intenzione Manifesta: Il Disegno in Tutte Sue Forme. Torino: Castello di Rivoli Museo D'Arte Contemporanea, 2014.


Rudolf Steiner and Contemporary Art, DuMont Buchverlag, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg.

Che Fare? Arte Povera — The Historic Years. Heidelberg: Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg, 2010.

Collezione Christian Stein: A History of Italian Art. Milan: Electa, 2010.


Dans L’Oeil du Critique Bernard Lamarche-Vadel et les Artistes, Musee d’Art Moderne, Paris.

Rattemeyer, Christian. The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection: Catalogue Raisonne. New York: MoMA, 2009.


Christov-Bakargiev, Carolyn, 2008 Biennale of Syney: Revolutions-Forms That Turn,  Thames & Hudsion, Sydney.


Tomassoni, Italo, Anni Settanta: Artisti italiani fra cronaca e mito, Editori Laterza, Bari, Italy, 2007.

Sabau, Luminita et al., Dialogues and Attitudes, Hatje Cantz, 2007.

De Corral, Maria and John R. Lane, Fast Forward: Contemporary Collections for the Dallas Museum of Art, Yale University Press, New Haven/London.


Accumulazioni: Jan Dibbets, Mario Merz, Sol Lewitt, Paliano,/Zerynthia, Italy.


Frieze Art Fair Yearbook 2005-06, Frieze Art Fair, London.


Bianchi, Domenico, Mario Merz and Domenico Bianchi, Hopefulmonster, Turin.

L’art du Xxe Siecle: De l’art Moderne a l’art Contemporian 1939- 2002, Citadelles and Mazenod, Paris.

Castaldi, Marosia and Merz, Mario, What To Do?, Hopefulmonster, Turin.


Boutoux, Thomas, ed. Hans Ulrich Obrist Interviews. Volume 1. Milan: Edizioni Charta, 603-615.


Babel 2002, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea.


Botta, Mario, and Mertz, Mario, Mario Botta, Mario Merz,: Im Gespräch mit Marlies Grüterich, Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern. 


Drawing Room: Zeichnungen & Skulpturen aus der Sammlung Speck, Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern. 


Gravity & Grace: The Changing Condition of Sculpture 1965-1975, The South Bank Centre, London. 


Mario Merz – Sol Lewitt, Edizioni Pieroni, Rome.

Celant, Germano, The Knot: Arte Povera at PS 1, PS 1 Institute for Art and Urban Resources/Umberto Allemandi, New York/Turin.


Contemporary Italian Masters: Sandro Chia, Francesco Clemente, Enzo Cucchi, Mario Merz, Mimmo Paladino, Chicago Council on Fine Arts, Chicago.

Celant, Germano, Coerenza in coerenza: dall’arte povera al 1984, Arnolo Mondadori Editore, Milan. 


Comi, Enrico, Archaic Contemporary: with Tony Cragg/Mario Merz/Bill Woodrow in the Land of the Samnities, Museo del Sannio-Benevento/The British Council, Milan.

Selected Articles and Reviews


Moss, Hilary. “What It Was Like at Home in the ‘60s With a Radical Italian Artist,” New York Times, January 23, 2017.


Mangini, Elizabeth. “Solitary/Solidary: Mario Merz’s Autonomous Artist,” Art Journal, October 28, 2016.


Dama, Francesco. “Beyond the Igloo: Mario Merz in London,” Hyperallergic, October 30, 2014.


“Mario Merz,” Art + Auction, June 2013.

“A selection of works by Italian artist Mario Merz opens at Gagosian Gallery in Paris,”, June 2013.        

“Large format paintings by Arnulf Rainer meet Mario Merz’s installations at Arnulf Rainer Museum,”, June 2013.

“Arte Povera: The great awakening of a new art movement in Italy on view at Kunstmuseum Basel,”, January 2, 2013.


Francesco Bonami, “Tristes Artistes,” Frieze, March 2012, p. 27-28.


Cullinan, Nicholas. “Mario Merz: What is to be Done?” ArtForum, May 2011.

“Interview: Infuential Italian artist’s work still poses relevant questions”, The Yorkshire Post, August 5, 2011.


Ebony, David, "Italy's Northern Lights," Art In America, February 2008, p. 49.


"Merz Foundation in Turin," Art In America, September 2006, p. 41.

Forino, I., “Merz Foundation in Turin,” Abitare, January 2006, p. 128-131.


Douglas, Kris, “Richard Flood,” Contemporary 21, no. 77 2005, p. 54.

Lumley, Robert, “Founding Father,” Artforum, Summer 2005, p. 131-134.

Verhagen, E., “Mario Merz,” Art Press no. 311, p. 76-77.

Mandrini, R., “Fuori dal confine del quarto / Beyond the frame,” Domus no. 878, p. 6.

Verlichak, Victoria, “Fundacion Proa, territory for Action: An interview with Adriana Rosenberg,” ARCO Contemporary Art. Spring 2005, p. 38-43.


Celant, Germano. “Sphere of Influence,” Artforum. January 2004, p. 25-26.

Povoledo, Elisabetta. “Poet of ‘Arte Povera’,” ARTnews. January 2004, p. 60.

Galloway, D., “Mario Merz: Kewenig, Cologne,” ARTnews, vol. 103 no. 9, p. 202.

Kounellis, Jannis, “For Mario Merz,” Domus, no. 872, p. 80-83.


Wasserman, Shara. “Report from Italy: Roma Renovatio,” Art in America, June 2003, p. 55-59.

Tansini, L., “To Live an Idea:  A Conversation with Mario Merz,” Sculpture (Washington D.C.), December 2003, p. 26-31.

Boutoux, Thomas. Hans Ulrich Obrist Interviews. Volume 1: Edizioni Charta: Milan, 2003.


Vendrame, Simona, “Harald Szeemann,” Tema Celeste, March – April 2001, p. 48-54.

Crow, T.E., “Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera 1962-1972, Tate Modern, London,” Artforum, September 2001, p. 186-188.

Kapoor, Anish. “Mario Merz.” The Whitechapel Art Gallery Centenary Review, p. 114.


Kimmelman, Michael, “A Temple of Modern Art and Spectacle,” The New York Times, 10 May 2000, p. 1, 2.


DeBord, Matthew. “Preview: Mario Mertz, ‘La Casa Fibonacci,” Artforum. January 1999, p. 56.

Garcia-Anton, Katya. “Rock of Ages,” Tate, Summer, 1999.

“Mario Merz,” Das Kunstmagazine, April 1999, p. 19.

Sussman, Elisabeth. “Report from Oporto: Sortion Out the ‘60s,” Art in America, March 2000, p. 58-63.


Hilton, Tim, “ Arts: It’s Only Art, You Know,” Independent on Sunday,19 October 1997, p.  29.

Lotz. Corinna, “Art & Artists: Still, But Very Real,” Socialist, October 1997, p. 10.

Feaver, William, “Art: Meaning What, Exactly?” Observer, 10 December 1997.


Meneguzzo, Marco, “Mario Merz at the Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea,” Artforum, September 1995, p. 98.

Kohlmeyer, Agnes, "Foreign Artist: Mario Merz: Merz, the Spiral, World-House and the Mountains," Gana Art, November/December 1995, p. 18, 127-133.


Brock, Havey, "Mario Merz," ARTnews, September 1994, p. 166-167.


Porges, Maria, "Art of Glass: Looking Through History," Sculpture, January/February 1993, p. 42-47.


"existessentialism art and upcoming fashion for a different world," Interview, January 1992, p. 60-68.

B.P., "Greece: New Forms in Athens," FlashArt, January/Febraury 1992, p. 155.

Bass, Ruth, "Mario Merz: Sperone Westwater," ARTnews, April 1992, p. 116.


Goodman, Al, "Madrid's ARCO Joins the Big League Art Fairs," The Journal of Art, February 1991, p. 83.

Decter, Joshua, "Mario Merz," Arts Magazine, March 1991, p. 97- 98.

 "Munich: Arte Povera Revisited," FlashArt, Summer 1991, p. 148.

 Bandini, Mirella, "Turin in the 1970s: Fiat, Arte Povera, and Other Heroes," FlashArt, October, p. 104-109.

 Gruterich, Marlis, "The Art of Coexistence," FlashArt, November/December, p. 82-85.

 Moure, Gloria, "Cumulus Aus Eurpopa - Reflections on a Space for Creation," Parkett, No. 30, 1991, p. 169-175.


Vetrocq, Marcia E., "Mario Merz," Arts Magazine, January, p. 84.

Gomez, Edward M., "Fumio Nanjo: Man In The Middle," ARTnews, March, p. 107-8.

Von Drateln, Doris. “Einleuchten,” Contemporanea, March 1990.

Mahoney, Robert, "Mario Merz: The Cannibalim of Arte Povera," FlashArt, January/February, p. 123.

Johnson, Ken, "Mario Merz at the Guggenheim," Art in America, February, p. 171.

Ruhe, Barnaby, "Merz' Igloos," Art World, November/December, p. 3.

Blanchard, Paul, "Mario Merz," Tema Celeste, January-March, p. 62.

Mahoney, Robert, "Mario Merz: Museum Guggenheim," FlashArt, April/May, p. 144.

MacAdam, Barbara A., "Kournellis, Fabro, Merz, Paolini: Salvatore Ala," ARTnews, May, p. 220.

Galloway, David, "Report from Germany: Happening in Hamburg," Art in America, May, p. 77-89.

Baum, Stella, "Konrad Fischer," Galeries Magazine, April/May, p. 142-149.

Bourel, Michel, "La Collection Herbert," Galeries Magazine, April/May, p. 3, 150-169.

Dagen, Philippe, "Bordeaux Warehouse Musuem Reopens," The Journal of Art, October, p. 24.

Verzotti, Gergio, "Doppel Jeopardy," Artforum, November, p. 124-130.

Pasini, Francesca, "Mario Merz: Museo Comunale D'Arte Moderna," Artforum, December, p. 151-152.

"Ponton Temse: Citiwide Exhibtion Curated by Jan Hoet," FlashArt, November/December, p. 171.

"Goings on About Town," The New Yorker, 24 December, p.16.

Heartney,  Eleanor. “Mario Merz Makes an Igloo (and a Crocodile)” Art News, January 1990, p. 107, 108, 110.


de Sanna, Jole, "Mario Merz, Galleria Christian Stein," Artforum, February, p. 143.

Atkins, Robert. “Mario Merz,” Contemporanea. December 1989, p. 89.

Vetrocq, Marcia E., "Utopias, Nomads, Critics," Arts Magazine, April, p. 49-54.

Feaver, William, "Italian Art in the 20th Century: Chauvinism and Chic," Artnews, May, p. 137-145.

"Exhibitions: Los Angeles," The Journal of Art, May, p. 9.

Baker, Kenneth, "Mario Merz: Museum of Contemporary Art," Artforum, Summer, p. 150-51.

Parent, Beatrice, "Mario Merz: le souffle de la liberte," Artstudio, Summer, p. 52-63.

"Mario Merz in the Guggenheim," Lapiz, no. 61, October, p. 84.

Conte, Giuseppe, "The Garden of Myth," Tema Celeste, no. 20, April-June, p. 48-53.

Larson, Kay, "Fall Previews: Museums," New York Magazine, September 11, p. 66.

Turner, Jonathan, "Italy: Trash and Treasure: The Essence of Alchemy," ARTnews, September, p. 143-147.

Cueff, Alain, "Mario Merz: Nouveau Musee," Artscribe, International, November-December, p. 90-91.

Smith, Roberta, "Mario Merz Works Complement the Guggenheim," The New York Times, Friday, September 29, p. 25.

"Los Angeles: Igloos, alligators, neon, and numbers," The Journal of Art, May, p. 9.

Mitchell, Clio, and Thomas West, "Paris: Preparing for 1992," Art International 9, Winter, p. 20-21.